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Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

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Product Highlights
  • Closed Back Dynamic Headphone
  • Cardioid Boom Microphone
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • 1/4" Phone and XLR Connectors

The Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset is designed for monitoring and speech capturing for news broadcasts, direction, sports commentary and more. The BPHS1 features a closed-back circumaural headset that minimizes outside ambiance and provides high intelligibility. The attached boom microphone features a frequency response tailored for speech capturing. Its cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback. A 1/4" phone connection is featured for the headphones, and an XLR connection is provided for the mic.

Microphone features polar pattern and frequency response tailored for natural, highly intelligible vocal reproduction
Closed-back circumaural ear cups help seal out crowd noise and other background distractions
Neodymium magnets in microphone and headphones for high output level & detailed sound reproduction
Rugged design with user-replaceable cable and ear pads
Cardioid pickup pattern of the dynamic microphone rejects off-axis sounds
Boom-mounted microphone can be positioned on the left or right side
Adjustable cushioned headband and lightweight design for long-wearing comfort
3-pin XLRM-type connector for microphone, 1/4" phone 3-conductor for headphones
Type Closed-back Dynamic (Headphone)
Cardioid Dynamic (Microphone)
Frequency Range 20-20,000 Hz (Headphone)
40-20,000 Hz (Microphone)
Impedance 65 ohms (Headphone)
560 ohms (Microphone)
Sensitivity (0 VU) 100 dB (Headphone)
-57 dB (1.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (Microphone)
Maximum Input Power 1,600mW at 1kHz
Connectors 1/4" Phone (Headphone)
3-pin XLR (Mic)
Weight 9.3 oz (264 g)
Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset
  • 3 Windscreens
  • Spare Connector Screw
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaBPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset
     
    4.4

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Good audio (15)
    • Durable (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Comfortable (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (12)
      • Professional recording (7)
      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Performances (3)
      • With my computer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (13), Gear head (3), Novice (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent sound, very durable

      I use these for location sound two-way com with the boom operator(s). On one channel I send a mix of program and talkback via triplex snake to a headset amp into which these...Read complete review

      I use these for location sound two-way com with the boom operator(s). On one channel I send a mix of program and talkback via triplex snake to a headset amp into which these are plugged in. The boom op's headset mic and the boom mic come back to the mixer on the other two channels.

      These things have been squished in gear bags, fallen off tables, and subjected to a variety of not-so-gentle treatment in the field. I have never had a failure. And the headset sound quality is excellent. The microphone is adequate for IFB use and casual commentary (sportscasting).

      I don't know if I would use it as the primary mic for doing voiceover work. I would opt for a large-diaphram mic for that purpose. Never had a feedback issue between the mic and the cans. You do however (as with any headphones) need to take measures to keep the sound coming through the cans from being picked up by a sensitive mic inside a sound booth. Refer to a textbook on audio postproduction 101 for that issue.

      All in all, an excellent mic headset for crew to communicate with mixer, director and each other, whether using a dedicated IFB system or simply mixing program with headset mics and using triplex cables, as I do. Great value too.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A bit disappointing

      I've owned this unit now for 2 1/2 years. Being Audio-Technica, I was expecting some very high quality headphones, but these continue to disappoint. The headphone quality is excellent, which I...Read complete review

      I've owned this unit now for 2 1/2 years. Being Audio-Technica, I was expecting some very high quality headphones, but these continue to disappoint. The headphone quality is excellent, which I would expect nothing less from them. The level of comfort is very good. But the rest of the hardware is somewhat awful. The first thing I noticed after purchasing these was the very loud hinge creaking noise (in your hears) coming from the arms. The housing and arms are made of plastic, which results in constant creaking whenever your head moves or the cable tugs at the housing. The headband is okay, but could do with some more padding. The microphone gain wasn't the best for my quiet voice, but I've been able to deal with is with some additional gain. After two years of use, the outer coating of the earpads surprised me by crumbling away. Instead of using breathable leather or something else durable, these earpads are made of foam with a fabric weave casing and coated with a less than paper thin layer of plastic polymer. So now, when I use them I end up with black flakes of plastic on my neck and in my hair. Audio-Technica suggested buying new earpads from their parts department, but I'm sick enough of these headphones so I'm going to peal of the plastic layer of these earpads and deal until I can afford a better brand of headphones.

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      5.0

      A good professional grade headset

      By Ronney

      from Ripley, MS

      About Me Tv Station Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Tv Sport Production
      • Working

      Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

      We use these headsets for all of our sports productions at our TV station. Comfortable and tough, very good product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      my broadcast team loves the headphones

      By Black Bears

      from Williamstown, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

          my broadcasters love them and said they are the best headphones that they have ever used. in fact they want me to replace the old set. they actually try and beat each other to the rink to get them before the other one does. will consider it if they are good boys.

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          • No

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          2.0

          A bit disappointing

          By Steve K

          from New York, USA

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Hobby Production

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Repair
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • High Gauge Cord
          • Lightweight
          • Long Cord
          • Tangle-resistant Cord

          Cons

          • Low Gain Microphone
          • Noisy Plastic Arms
          • Poor Quality Earpads

          Best Uses

          • Home studio
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

          I've owned this unit now for 2 1/2 years. Being Audio-Technica, I was expecting some very high quality headphones, but these continue to disappoint. The headphone quality is excellent, which I would expect nothing less from them. The level of comfort is very good. But the rest of the hardware is somewhat awful. The first thing I noticed after purchasing these was the very loud hinge creaking noise (in your hears) coming from the arms. The housing and arms are made of plastic, which results in constant creaking whenever your head moves or the cable tugs at the housing. The headband is okay, but could do with some more padding. The microphone gain wasn't the best for my quiet voice, but I've been able to deal with is with some additional gain. After two years of use, the outer coating of the earpads surprised me by crumbling away. Instead of using breathable leather or something else durable, these earpads are made of foam with a fabric weave casing and coated with a less than paper thin layer of plastic polymer. So now, when I use them I end up with black flakes of plastic on my neck and in my hair. Audio-Technica suggested buying new earpads from their parts department, but I'm sick enough of these headphones so I'm going to peal of the plastic layer of these earpads and deal until I can afford a better brand of headphones.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Love These

          By angelar

          from Albany NY

          About Me Radio Station Om

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Radio broadcast

            Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

            We have been very happy with this headphones. We had trouble finding ones that we economical and efficient, but these have done the job! Highly recommend them.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By MetroCast Channel 10-PA

            from Berwick, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With My Computer

              Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

              These headsets are more than I hoped for. Excellent quality and ease of use. Definitely worth the money. I use these to do commentary at sporting events and so far have had no problems.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lightweight and comfortable

              By Ch 10 Guy

              from Berwick, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                  So far-so good! Lightweight and comfortable. We use these for local cable channel sports and have found no issues to speak of. Good quality.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great for High School Commentating

                  By hbp

                  from Michigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                  Students use these headsets for sportscasting. Great product.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent sound, very durable

                  By Boris Chang

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Production mixer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ifb
                    • Location sound

                    Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                    I use these for location sound two-way com with the boom operator(s). On one channel I send a mix of program and talkback via triplex snake to a headset amp into which these are plugged in. The boom op's headset mic and the boom mic come back to the mixer on the other two channels.

                    These things have been squished in gear bags, fallen off tables, and subjected to a variety of not-so-gentle treatment in the field. I have never had a failure. And the headset sound quality is excellent. The microphone is adequate for IFB use and casual commentary (sportscasting).

                    I don't know if I would use it as the primary mic for doing voiceover work. I would opt for a large-diaphram mic for that purpose. Never had a feedback issue between the mic and the cans. You do however (as with any headphones) need to take measures to keep the sound coming through the cans from being picked up by a sensitive mic inside a sound booth. Refer to a textbook on audio postproduction 101 for that issue.

                    All in all, an excellent mic headset for crew to communicate with mixer, director and each other, whether using a dedicated IFB system or simply mixing program with headset mics and using triplex cables, as I do. Great value too.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent sound and build quality

                    By K8JHR

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                      This is my daily go-to headset for amateur radio. Excellent close talking, ambient sound rejecting microphone that matches well to the transceivers. Superlative earphone receivers, with good balance, flat response (I.e. not too much base or treble) and very comfortable, durable headband, earphone pads, and overall construction is solid, and substantial, but lightweight. I purchase replacement earphone pads now and then to keep it looking and feeling like new. Solid, durable replaceable cable. No regrets. Durable and stiff mic boom arm, so it beds to suit when I set it up, but it stays in place while working all day. The whole point is to have the mic in one place all the time - so it is just right - it stays put after you adjust it.

                      I am very satisfied with this headset.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      BPHS1 Headsets

                      By The Big Cheese

                      from Atlanta, Ga

                      About Me Gear Head

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Unattractive Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                        We use the BPHS1 headsets to broadcast sporting events on our campus. We have listeners in the USA and overseas. Since the switch, our listeners are telling us the sound and clarity is much better.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        These are great!!

                        By GCS Cougars

                        from Nashville, TN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                            These are high quality, built and sound. We bought two sets for live webcasting our high school's football games. The are built very well, sound great and are very comfortable.

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                            5.0

                            Better than expected

                            By SVP Media

                            from Oklahoma City, OK

                            About Me Production Company, professional videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Live Event Broadcasts

                              Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                              I use this for LIVE HS football broadcasts. Audio quality is excellent and this is a very sturdy built headset. Well worth the money.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Dynamic Mic-based Headset

                              By Ken Sanders

                              from Raleigh, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events

                                Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                Our group broadcasts live eSports tournaments from an indoors location. Prior to these headsets, we used Samson Q8 microphones to pick up the commentary audio for a live PA mix that was sent to the web. With these headsets we didn't have to sacrifice quality. Quite the opposite, we actually gained it as we found they replicated the sound from the Q8's almost perfectly (you have to really push it past reasonable to start telling a difference, the mics are quite nice) but kept speaker distance much more consistent.

                                The cord length was just fine, only thing that I had to change up was buying a microphone extension cable to take the XLR input to the mixer while allowing the stereo jack to make it to the headphone amplifier (I didn't want to rip the cord down the middle and split the sheathing into two cords).

                                We're quite satisfied with the product, excellent quality at an excellent price. And man do they look professional! It really added new flair to the live stream to see people commenting on a game with broadcasting-style headsets as opposed to straight dynamic mics sitting in front of their faces. We considered using condenser mics since out setup allows for phantom power, but we ultimately elected for this model as it's much more flexible for the people using it and the environment we're in.

                                We'll buy another pair if/when these ever go out.

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                                5.0

                                100% Satisfied

                                By Bald Eagle

                                from Texas City, Texas

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                  We are a high school that uses these headsets to comentate various sporting events. So far we have been 100% satisfied with these headsets.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for Broadcast/Video Production

                                  By Mr. Johnson

                                  from Alma, GA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Live Broadcasts
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                    I use this product for live broadcast/video producitons of our local high school athletics and activities. The performance is well worth the price.

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                                    4.0

                                    Play-by-Play Radio just got easier!

                                    By "E" Man

                                    from Carrollton MO

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                      My broadcast partner and I had been using Broadcast Headphones for High School football that were at least 20 years old...and I decided to use my own money to buy 2 Audio-Technica sets. These headphones are great! The first thing I noticed was I actually had enough volume to hear the radio station feed through our Comrex system. Could have paid more for other brands...but the BPHS1 sets are perfect for us. When we were setting up for our first broadcast with these headphones... we called the station for sound check and the Board Operator could NOT believe how much better the sound was. She told us we sounded like we were in the studio and then had the station GM listen. These headphones are mine...but the radio station already plans to buy 2 for our other broadcast team. Donn ......

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                                      5.0

                                      This thing is great!!

                                      By Ray

                                      from Burnsville, MN

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Mobile DJ
                                        • Performances
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                        I do interviews and podcasting. I am very fussy about audio quality. It is very convenient to have the mic on the headset. My larger broadcast mics seem to always be in my field of view of copy or computer monitor. The quality is great and your distance from the mic never changes, ensuring constant levals.

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                                        4.0

                                        Not a bad option

                                        By Jack

                                        from Grand Island, NE

                                        About Me Novice

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                          We use the product for live coverage of sports. Seems to do the job nicely.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Experience

                                          By Tee

                                          from Muskegon MI

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Events

                                            Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                            We are a Varsity hockey team using the head phones for our play by play they worked out awsome!!!

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Eastern Kodiaks Junior Hockey goes Live

                                            By Kodiaks Coach

                                            from The Rinks @ Exeter, NH

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Sound
                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                            • NO ISSUES

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset:

                                            My hockey team purchased this item to allow our Commentators to have a Professional Appearance when calling our games which are streamed live on the internet. I am receiving rave reviews from our fans on the quality of the video and audio. My Commentators tried lapel mics...no good. This headset is outstanding and they LOVE it.

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